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Great Queensland Literature wins at Queensland Literary Awards

Winners of the Queensland Literary Awards were announced last night at State Library of Queensland. The awards honour outstanding books by Australian authors and champion new writing from emerging Queensland writers. The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award for 2019 is Adani, Following Its Dirty Footsteps: A Personal Story by Lindsay Simpson. … Read more

Engage young library members with multimedia

Young person using an iPad

Join us on Thursday 24 October 1-1.45pm to explore online resources that engage young library members with multimedia and develop literacies. Resources and apps available to all public libraries in Queensland will be presented, including Animalia, Kanopy and National Geographic Kids. Build your confidence promoting these resources and their benefits to young people and their … Read more

Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council digitises 1,500 historic images

Hope Valley Aboriginal Mission Station (Muni Day), 1977

The Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, in partnership with State Library Queensland, has recently completed a Micro Grant Program allowing digitisation of nearly 1,500 historic images held by the Lutheran Church Archives in South Australia. Dating from 1897, the images commemorate the history of the Guugu Yimithirr people and the building of the Hope Vale … Read more

Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2019

Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey book cover

Winners Announced 1 November 2019 The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards promote children’s books as literacy tools and raise awareness of the role speech pathologists play helping children develop language and literacy skills. The awards honour quality Australian children’s literature and encourage a love of reading. Literacy Literacy is based on good … Read more

Booker Prize has two winners

Close up of woman in a white hat

The annual Booker Prize for English language fiction is among the world’s most prestigious literary awards. This year, judges awarded the prize to two authors, Bernardine Evaristo’s eighth book of fiction Girl, Woman, Other and Margaret Atwood for The Testaments. Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London. Girl, Woman, Other is described … Read more

Kanopy Kids for Halloween

Dem Bones cover, Kanopy

Kanopy films are a great way to celebrate Halloween on October 31. Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain and evolved into a day of trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, costumes and eating sweet treats (History of Halloween). This ghoulish festival is enjoyed by all but especially children. Kanopy Kids films for Halloween Kanopy … Read more